Johns Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Johns Name Meaning: Originates from the popular forename John which is taken from the Hebrew name 'Yochanan' meaning 'Jehovah has favoured'. Johns meaning 'son of John'.

An extremley popular forename and surname, Johns being a varient of John. May have been taken from a parents forename and used as a surname. May have also been taken as a name from a number of Saints, for example John the Baptist.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Johns Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Johns family

Profession Census Frequency
Living On Own Means 159
Farmer 98
General Servant Domestic 80
Scholar 78
General Labourer 74
Dress Maker 72
Tin Miner 61
Carpenter 59
Cook Domestic 59
Domestic Servant 40
Charwoman 33
Housemaid Domestic 33
School 32
Dressmaker 30
Fisherman 30
Blacksmith 27
Tailor 27
Servant Domestic 26
Coal Miner Hewer 24
Draper Assistant 22
House Keeper Domestic 22
Shipwright 22
Agricultural Labourer 22
Ordinary Agricultural Labourer 22
Tailoress 21

Johns Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Johns 100% 59,223
2 Jons 80% 2,157
3 Johnes 83% 1,110

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